The July 15 signing deadline came and went without the Cowboys and Dak Prescott agreeing on a new multi-year contract. Now, Prescott will play this season on a franchise tag where he will make $31.4 million. Certainly not a bad payday, but now the relationship between the Cowboys and Prescott is now in the spotlight even more so, and not necessarily in a positive light.
Bryan Broaddus, a former NFL scout and employee of the Cowboys, dropped a bombshell report on Thursday claiming that a former unnamed coach told him that Prescott no longer wants to play for the Cowboys after the contract debacle.
“I asked another coach, I said, ‘What about Dak? Do you think he wants to be here?’ And he said, ‘At this point, no, I don’t think so. However, he will not say it or show it. The kid is a stud and is mentally strong,’” Broaddus said on 105.3 The Fan.
Broaddus also stated that Prescott was “disappointed Jason Garrett was relieved of his job” and that he was “more hurt by the front office” than he was by coaches.
It’s worth noting that Prescott reportedly turned down a new deal worth $33-35 million annually with $110 million guaranteed and $70 million owed over the first two years and included a $50 million signing bonus. That’s not Patrick Mahomes type money, but that’s a hefty new contract for a quarterback that’s played in just three playoff games in his career.
On the one hand, Prescott reportedly turning down a deal like that is up to him and it’s fine that he believes he’s owed more, but on the other hand it only fuels the rumors that he may want out of Dallas.
Following the July 15 deadline passing, Prescott’s brother Tad jumped on Twitter and blasted the team writing, “There is a reason I was never a @dallascowboys fan growing up or before they drafted @dak after today, who knows how much longer I’ll be cheering for them.”